COVID: San Francisco's City Employee Vaccine Mandate Is Not A First In AmericaSan Francisco will become the first city in California to require new employees be vaccinated. The rule takes effect on Wednesday, and while not everyone agrees with the mandate, this isn't the first time American workers have been told to get a vaccine.
East Bay Health Workers Battle COVID Vaccine Misinformation, HesitanceWith COVID-19 cases still on the rise, East Bay health officials are scrambling to convince those who are hesitant to get vaccinated.
Central Coast Resident Is California's First West Nile Virus Death of 2021California on Friday reported a resident of San Luis Obispo County died from complications of the West Nile virus, the first fatality this year attributed to the mosquito-born microbe.
Fully-Vaccinated Napa Woman Dies of COVID-19Napa County has reported its first death from COVID-19 in a fully vaccinated patient, a county spokesperson said Thursday.
Face Mask Flouter Spits at San Jose Service WorkersA woman who refused to wear a face covering spat at food service and bank employees at several San Jose businesses on Tuesday.
Bay Area Officials Ponder Easing Indoor Mask Requirements in Wake of New CDC GuidanceMore than a year after the pandemic began, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that fully vaccinated Americans could dispense with wearing masks in most settings.
Biden Administration Announces It Will Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored CigarsU.S. health regulators pledged again Thursday to try to ban menthol cigarettes, this time under pressure from African American groups to remove the mint flavor popular among Black smokers.
A Year After COVID Lockdown South Bay Health Officials Reflect On Costs, ChallengesA year ago, public health officials faced historic challenges when they ordered a Bay Area-wide lockdown because the novel coronavirus had begun to sicken people at an alarming rate.
San Mateo County Delivers Much-Needed Moderna Vaccine to Hard-Hit CommunityCalifornia was trying to tackle two problems in East Palo Alto Saturday. One was simply to get more vaccine distributed to more people. The other was to get that vaccine into the communities that need it the most.
Bay Area COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Likely to Lag Demand for MonthsThis week it became increasingly clear that the limited supply of coronavirus vaccine will be an ongoing problem for weeks and, perhaps, months.
California's Chaotic COVID Vaccine Rollout Lurches ForwardCalifornia's fragmented efforts to get its vaccine supply into those who need it most is finally starting to accelerate a bit.
Plastic Surgeons See a 'Zoom Boom' Among Stay-Home Remote Workers During PandemicSince the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns began, the demand for plastic surgery has soared.
Frightening California COVID-19 Surge Continues Amid Promise of More VaccinesCalifornia is the epicenter of the worst surge in COVID-19 infections. Now the best hope is the vaccine. Elizabeth Cook has details on plans to speed up the vaccination process.
Health Expert Sees Hopeful Signs in New Bay Area COVID-19 Infection StatisticsThe good news is that virus transmission in the Bay Area has not yet shown a post-holiday spike. The hope is that hospitalizations will soon decline.
Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations Derive From Thanksgiving Week InfectionsICU capacity in the Bay Area was down to 3.5% on Thursday. Public health officials said they expected the drop because they’ve now discovered that coronavirus infections follow a predictable timeline.